EUROPHILE Tony Blair thinks the British people will want to STAY IN the European Union (EU) by the time Brexit negotiations are over as he called for a delay in Brexit.
The former Prime Minister said Britain must keep its “options open” as the “will of the people can change”.
He said: “I don’t think you can override the settled will of the people but my point is very simple: it’s 52 to 48.
“The vote was to leave the European Union… but we have no idea what lies on the other side of that and there’s a hugely complex negotiation that’s now got to take place.”
Mr Blair added the country needed to know what post-EU Britain looked like.
Tony Blair said Britain must keep its ‘options open’
He said: “Let’s be very blunt about – some of the claims made for the Brexit case have somewhat collapsed.
Mr Blair said: “You find Conservative people who were campaigning for Brexit saying a few years ago it would be a disaster for Britain to leave the EU, so you’ve got a very strange atmosphere around all this.”
He also urged to hold off on evoking Article 50 until Britain had a clear idea of “what is on the other side”.